We wipe out the equivalent of Cincinnati every 10 years, paralyzed by a misinterpretation of the Second Amendment.
In order to make Utah schools the high quality education experience Utah’s children deserve and need in the 21st century, the state will need a massive influx of education dollars, along with... Read more »
This is a time to mindfully remember the principles on which our country was founded and continues to thrive — social justice, freedom, opportunity and humanitarian principles. Read more »
As we get closer to a special session, we want to thank Utah’s lawmakers, health care leaders and, especially, the thousands of Utahns in the coverage gap who’ve told their stories to... Read more »
It is unclear that Trumpkins will all migrate to one candidate when their hero departs, strutting while slouching. And although deferring delights can be virtuous, nothing is now more virtuous than... Read more »
The philosophy behind an Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP) has three parts, according to ESOP advisors: broaden ownership of capital, create financial security and incentives, and urge better... Read more »
"Oh, so you drank the Kool-Aid," my neighbor superciliously sneered from the stoop he occupies each afternoon. I did, I confessed. I grabbed the pope's chalice, gulped it down and asked for more. Read more »
Next time you meet someone, give them the greatest gift you can give anyone — just listen. It’s an expression of love. Read more »
Pope Francis has delivered to Congress his State of the Soul address — historically sophisticated, gracefully appropriate, morally ambitious — and I'm all for making it a yearly ritual,... Read more »
Lowell Bennion was called a "model of service" and "Utah’s Mother Teresa." He wrote, “If we thought of life as a gift, we might not demand nearly as much from it." Read more »
By adroitly probing a genuine fear of vaccinations, Trump is getting the attention he wants but he is also making it more likely that some of our children will contract preventable diseases that... Read more »
Our people are Utah's secret sauce for success, and quality education for our young people is the key to Utah's future success. Read more »
Utah legislators would be wise to reflect upon cautionary tales from Massachusetts before considering bringing Obamacare’s Medicaid expansion to the Beehive State. Read more »
When prices rise, Americans demand investigations. When prices come down again, people smile, exhale and act as if they knew all along there was nothing to worry about. Read more »
Utah’s senators and representatives have to answer this question between now and Sept. 30. By the end of the month, they must pass a federal funding bill for the next year or face a possible... Read more »
While I can understand the appeal of Donald Trump to those of us who are frustrated with politics-as-usual in Washington, a Trump presidency would be a certain disaster, leaving this country... Read more »
There are many places difficult to escape, but few compare to the political ground between a rock and a hard place. Read more »
The American people deserve, at the least, some attempt by the moderators to have a serious discussion in the presidential election debates. Read more »
It is a sign of their intellectual and spiritual maturity that Liberty University leaders do not feel threatened by exposing their students to views different from their own. Read more »
Next month, Salt Lake City has the rare opportunity of hosting the World Congress of Families IX, which for the first time in its two-decade history will be held in the United States. Read more »
We need to improve Medicare and provide that to all Americans. It’s the patriotic, prudent and medically vital thing to do. Read more »
President Xi Jinping of China visits the U.S. this week amid both economic and political turmoil. The answer to these challenges should be continued openness in China for both its markets and its... Read more »
Thanks to the Indian government’s toilet building program, millions of people now have regular access to toilets for the first time. Although this sounds like a tremendous success,... Read more »
The state’s leaders have chosen premium assistance as the preferred route to further expanding health insurance and ensuring access to health care for all Utahns. A provider tax on hospitals,... Read more »
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We are a violent people compared with, say, our European friends. We wipe out the equivalent of Cincinnati every 10 years. We are paralyzed by a misinterpretation of the Second Amendment. Read more »
Bloomberg reports that states such as West Virginia and Nebraska have raised the minimum wage and seen the negative impacts. Can Utah afford to make these same mistakes? Read more »
Ask yourself whether you really believe a federal law will keep criminals from hacking your car. Then ask yourself whether the free market has done a good job keeping them from hacking computers so... Read more »
Various polls and new stories make it sound as if religion in America is in its death throes. It's easy to lose sight of the reality that most people do have religious convictions. ... Read more »
Most of us are quite vigilant in preventing physical harm to ourselves and our families. But we aren’t adequately safeguarding our security. The crooks behind cybercrime never take a day off.... Read more »
The libertarian movement in the wake of the Ron Paul campaign was largely illusory. Those that filled out Paul’s numbers in 2012 easily made the transition to the very un-libertarian Donald... Read more »
Orrin Hatch: Judicial system reform — overcriminalization and the need for meaningful criminal intent requirements
The problem of overcriminalization is multifaceted. It concerns how Congress crafts criminal laws, how it decides what’s a crime in the first place, and how it sets (or doesn’t set)... Read more »
Utah has spent over three years debating Medicaid expansion, with no resolution in sight. Let’s put the Medicaid expansion question on the November 2016 ballot, along with a broad-based tax... Read more »
The danger of sports gambling is that the fundamental nature of the fan experience will change. The DraftKings scandal is an example of dangers that lurk. Read more »
Give your teenager the environment he needs to experience full, human development. Don’t let him lose his identity in a silicone prison. Read more »
The U.S. is one of only seven countries in the world — including China, North Korea and Vietnam — that permit abortions after 20 weeks. This policy is a reflection of American politics... Read more »
Dissatisfaction is high – in both parties. Whether a “new face” candidate can ride the wave into the White House or other offices remains to be seen. Read more »
Before Salt Lake City considers any more separated bicycle lanes, it should have a more vigorous public outreach that considers all arguments first. Read more »
Today, home sweet home increasingly is where the polling booth is. Your heart is where you put that check mark with a No. 2 pencil. Read more »
The Hubble telescope has increased the field of science astronomically. Its much more capable successor, the James Webb Space Telescope, will do even more. Read more »
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